Panta Rhei

Going with the Flow

Vessel Name: Panta Rhei
Vessel Make/Model: 50 ' Homebuilt Custom Catamaran
Hailing Port: Halifax, Canada
Crew: Allan & Brenda
Extra: The Boat Name : Heraclitus of Ephesus said, "No man ever steps in the same river twice," which Plato paraphrased as, "panta rhei" - everything flows.
18 February 2019 | Cuba
18 February 2019 | Cuba
17 February 2019 | Cuba
16 February 2019 | Underway
16 February 2019 | Underway
15 February 2019 | Underway
14 February 2019 | Underway
13 February 2019 | Belize
11 February 2019 | Belize
07 February 2019 | Belize
05 February 2019 | Belize
02 February 2019 | Belize
01 February 2019 | Belize
30 January 2019 | Belize
07 January 2019 | Belize
05 January 2019 | Belize
03 January 2019 | Belize
02 January 2019 | Belize
01 January 2019 | Belize
30 December 2018 | Belize
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18 February 2019 | Cuba

Cleared in

Went into the marina today to do official clear in and all of the inspections, searches and paperwork that entails. We are back out at anchor and will catch up on some rest. How did we manage to anchor off Cuba's largest clothing optional beach?

18 February 2019 | Cuba

Cleared in

Went into the marina today to do official clear in and all of the inspections, searches and paperwork that entails. We are back out at anchor and will catch up on some rest. How did we manage to anchor off Cuba's largest clothing optional beach?

17 February 2019 | Cuba

Cayo Largo

We secured the anchor at Cayo Largo, Cuba at 17:50 local time today. We received permission to remain at anchor under the Q flag and attend to the clearing in formalities first thing in the morning. We will remain in this area of Cuba until we have a weather window to cross to Cayman. The sail from San Pedro, Belize to here was a splendid opportunity to put some miles under our belts. The weather was kind to us. This evening the plan is for a leisurely hot meal accompanied by Cuban local radio and cold adult beverages - perfect ending to our Valentine's cruise!

16 February 2019 | Underway

Change of Plan, Maybe

Followed the wind today rather than heading direct to Cuba. There is an outside chance that we might make Cayman so we are going to give it a try.

16 February 2019 | Underway

16-02-19

Good night. Wind now from the right direction, we are free of the Yucatan Current and are sailing along about 7.5 - 8 knots. It's a lovely day in the neighbourhood.

15 February 2019 | Underway

Day 2

A pleasant day of motor sailing with the hope of the wind freeing up overnight. The wee hours of the morning should see us across the strongest portion of current.

Sittee River

07 January 2019 | Belize
Brenda
This morning we moved from Sapodilla Lagoon to the Sittee River. There wasn't any wind to speak of and the distance between the two headlands didn't make raising sail worthwhile so we did our motorboat impersonation.

Just as we reached the Sittee River entrance the edge of a squall that we had been watching rushed past to provide a bit of atmosphere. A boat came out from the Sittee River Marina to guide us into the river. The depth in the channel was fine (8' least depth an hour before high tide) but the channel was very narrow with a couple of sharp turns. It was confusing until we got right up to the stakes and then we could see what was going on. The rising wind, darkening sky, all the stakes and then the few marked stakes red to port, green to starboard added to the entertainment value. It was nice to have the guide boat with us.

We are tucked in to a small dredged out lagoon. The entrance channel was just wide enough for us (PR has a 26 foot beam). I felt like a little pin ball - one way until you touch one side then alter course until you touch the other. All slow speed and soft sides so no worries. With PR's single little diesel engine, midships outdrive leg and lots of windage tight quarters are always an adventure. Fortunately the captain is very skilled and always calm. Saw a crocodile in the river right after we tied up.

So we are here for a few days to visit friends and to develop a plan that will guide our travels for the next couple of months.
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